Category Archives: Baseball

A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH.

A BASEBALL POEM BY OGDEN NASH. Here is a link to: “Line-Up For Yesterday, An ABC Of Baseball Immortals”. It was published by Sport Magazine in January, 1949. The link is to the Baseball almanac website, which points out that … Continue reading

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THE DANNY MURTAUGH STORY.

THE DANNY MURTAUGH STORY. Danny Murtaugh had a long baseball career as a player and then as a manager. One of the highlights of the career came when he managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series win over the … Continue reading

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BEER MADE WITH BASEBALL BAT SHAVINGS.

BEER MADE WITH BASEBALL BAT SHAVINGS. This article reports that beer made with baseball bat shavings will be sold at the new Atlanta ballpark for all of the 20017 season. The beer will be aged atop wood that is waste … Continue reading

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A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT).

A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). I posted here five weeks ago about a proposed baseball rule change which would automatically place a runner on second base at the start of each extra inning. I said that my … Continue reading

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ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”.

ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. I refer to the proposed change in baseball’s rules for extra innings as “Armageddon Baseball” because it resembles Armageddon Chess, which I posted on here. The major similarity is that a rule has been proposed … Continue reading

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A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE.

A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. According to this article by Jeff Passan on the Yahoo sports website, major league baseball is planning to test in the minor leagues this season a new rule which would automatically place a runner … Continue reading

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HOW JET LAG AFFECTS BASEBALL GAMES.

HOW JET LAG AFFECTS BASEBALL GAMES. Nick sent me this article by George Dvorsky on the Gizmodo site about the effects of jet lag on the performance of baseball players. The article reports on a study by Ravi Allada and … Continue reading

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CATCHING A GRAPE IN YOUR MOUTH DROPPED FROM 101 FEET HIGH.

CATCHING A GRAPE IN YOUR MOUTH DROPPED FROM 101 FEET HIGH. Tyler Cowan on the Marginal Revolution site reports here on the feat of catching a grape dropped from 101 feet high in your mouth. The grapes were walnut sized … Continue reading

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DANIEL MURPHY’S GREAT HITTING CONTINUES.

DANIEL MURPHY’S GREAT HITTING CONTINUES. In October of 2015, just before the World Series began, I posted here about how Daniel Murphy’s performance in the Series would be a test of whether a baseball or basketball player can have a … Continue reading

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IS UNANIMITY AN INDICATION THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG?

IS UNANIMITY AN INDICATION THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG? I came across a link to this article by Lisa Zyga about statistics in the twitter feed on the Baseball Prospectus blog about the White Sox. (Yes, it was on a … Continue reading

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